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New Classes of Engineering Composite Materials from Renewable Resources

Objectif

Future product design requires sustainable processes in material development. A break-through approach will use new engineering materials-biocomposites completely made from natural resources-and their manufacturing being knowledge -based. Resource saving, variability in properties, functionality, low costs and eco-efficiency concern the product life cycle. Driving forces are SMEs from less RTD intensive branches producing raw materials of biomass, fibres, wood constituents and biopolymers to supply broad industrial branches in the future. A sustainable breakthrough will be gained if high tech materials are made in contrast to current existing low grade wood plastics and packaging materials to provide substantial profits to raw material supplier and material developer. The objective is to obtain innovations on engineering thermoplastic and thermosetting materials mainly from natural resources, like lignin from the paper industry and a Hydrothermolysis, other biopolymers Polylactide,Polyhydroxy-butyrate,Starch,Furan resins, fibres and fibre mats. The RTD includes the path from raw materials to final top quality engineering composite materials and model products (covers for electronic equipment, car front end, glass frames etc.). Demonstration by prototypes will support dissemination and exploitation of results and will show the benefits of the materials. A concept of sustained skill and training for staff and students will provide work routines and material data access. Such a programme can only be achieved by SMEs if sharing knowledge and equipment being assisted by research centres. The collaborating SMEs expect to increase their capacity and employment by the order of 10% to capitalise on the project. Dissemination and exploitation will enable transfer to plastic and biomass processing industry in the EU. Integration of associations and industrial interest groups will guarantee the spread of the new knowledge and a sustained economic success.

Appel à propositions

FP6-2003-NMP-SME-3
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Régime de financement

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinateur

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Adresse
Hansastrasse 27 C
München
Allemagne

Participants (23)

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET (TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK)
Danemark
Adresse
Anker Engelunds Vej 1
Kgs. Lyngby
FUNDACION GAIKER
Espagne
Adresse
Parque Tecnológico, Edificio 202
Zamudio
CELABOR SCRL
Belgique
Adresse
Zoning De Petit-rechain, Avenue Du Parc, 38
Chaîneux - Herve
UPPER AUSTRIAN RESEARCH GMBH
Autriche
Adresse
Hafenstrasse 47-51
Linz
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Suède
Adresse
University Campus, Porsoen
Lulea
VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS (VTT)
Finlande
Adresse
Vuorimiehentie 5
Espoo
POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA
Pologne
Adresse
Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
Wroclaw
APC COMPOSIT AB
Suède
Adresse
Karlsviksvägen 81
Luleå
BAFA BADISCHE NATURFASERAUFBEREITUNG GMH
Allemagne
Adresse
Stephanstrasse 2
Malsch
TRANSFURANS CHEMICALS BVBA
Belgique
Adresse
Industriepark, Leukaard 2
Geel
PJH PARTNERSHIP LIMITED
United Kingdom
Adresse
Kenton House, Oxford Street
Moreton In Marsh
CHEMONT SA
Belgique
Adresse
Boulevard Industriel, 120
Mouscron
TECNARO GELLSCHAFT ZUR IND ANWENDUNG NACHWACHSENDER ROHSTOFFE MBH
Allemagne
Adresse
Am Goldberg 2
Eisenach
MATERIALS ENGINEERING RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD
United Kingdom
Adresse
89/91 Tamworth Road
Hertford
NETCOMPOSITES LTD
United Kingdom
Adresse
Tapton Park Innovation Centre, Brimington Road
Chesterfield
TEHNOS D.O.O.
Slovénie
Adresse
Cesta Ob Zeleznici 1
Zalec
UNITED BUILDINGS BAUSYSTEME GMBH
Autriche
Adresse
Forstweg 2
Zeltweg
MEDOP, S.A.
Espagne
Adresse
C/ Bruno Muricio Zabala, 16-7
Bilbao
HAIDLMAIR GMBH
Autriche
Adresse
Haidlmairstrasse 1
Nussbach
FIEDLER OPTOELEKTRONIK GMBH
Allemagne
Adresse
Rudolf-breitscheid-str. 51
Luetzen
SMITHERS RAPRA TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Adresse
Shrewsbury Road, Shawbury
Shrewsbury
MAREK RADWANSKI EKOTEX
Pologne
Adresse
Kowalowice, Parkowa 4
Namyslow
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF WOOD
Roumanie
Adresse
7, Fca De Glucoza Str
Bucharest